Wednesday, 8 April 2015

All Sewn Up

Coby is our hostess this week at Stampotique Towers and she has chosen a theme of stitches. Here's what she has to say
I love stitches in my creations, sometimes stamped sometimes made by hand and sometimes with the sewing machine.  I challenge you to use stitching in your creations this week.
Here's another page for my tag book.
I had a great time playing around with my Brusho's and DecoArt paints for my backgrounds.
This is a Brusho background and some of my favourite new stamps. I've used 
together with Daniel's Hearts in the background.
In the words of Craig this was a bit of a disaaaaarster daaaarling. I was trying out my new DecoArt paints and a fab Andy Skinner technique.

Looking nice painted tag and Isopropyl dropped over it.

Second layer looking good...
More layers and some white over the top - really liking...
Then I dropped a black inkpad sticky side down right in the middle of it. Not a happy bunny - in fact the odd naughty word was heard to come from my craft room...
Luckily I keep a very dirty craft mat, and a lot of paint had seeped through to the other side of the tag, so when I picked it up (to throw it away) I quite liked the other side! No way would I have left so much white space deliberately, but I wasn't going to look a gift horse in the doo dah's so on went Bla Bla Bla, Freakin People Person, and 3 Dwarfy Gnomes.
This one is my favourite. I used DecoArt Multi Surface Satin, in red, yellow, and blue. You could here the cogs in my brain ' red and yellow make orange, yellow and blue make green, red and blue make purple' yep we should get away without mud! There's an Andy Skinner stencil in the background, and Kate's lovely Sing, with the words from Hold On Tight
All of the tags were then stitched, then stitched to the larger tag to make a page.
I loved working with these bright colours, they really cheer me up!
I'm entering this into the Craft Stamper colour challenge.
I hope that you join in with our challenge at Stampotique, and show us your stitching.
Please read ALL RULES on the linkz page before linking your creation.
If you didn't follow the rules posted, you may have been deleted.  
Feel free to relink your creation with the correct information for a chance to win.
Thanks very much for looking x


  1. Brilliant colours...can't help but be happy looking at those ;)
    xoxo Sioux

  2. Love what you made, sorry about the mishap, but these things happen, and cause us to use bad words, yes! Hugs, Valerie

  3. Wonderful bright stitchy goodness Sue! Wonderful backgrounds and stamps, your Tag book is looking amazing. Mishaps have some very happy outcomes and i love the white space and blah blah blah...

    Am off to try out an Andy technique for one of my projects, thanks for the inspiration :-) xxx

  4. Oh these are fab Sue,loving the bright colours,they are such fun.
    I thought it was only me that dropped an ink pad over everything,things always seem to go flying out of my hands most times :/
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

  5. fabulous tag book, loving the colors of this and your stray stitching on it.

  6. Sorry Sue, but I did giggle at you dropping the ink pad and swearing - that's what I do!!! I actually love that tag with the white space. They are alll gorgeous xx

  7. I usually end up doing something to spoil my project so I can relate to you dropping the ink pad. The 3 tags are fabulous though so no worries !
    Corrie x

  8. Fantastic tags for your tag book it will be amazing

    Love Chrissie xx

  9. The backgrounds you achieved here are so cool. Love the tags!

  10. These are wonderful, I have major Brusho envy!! xx

  11. I love your layered background technique, Sue. Three great tag, despite the mishap of dropping the ink pad. I did that on a brand new pair or light summer jeans...I still wear them around the house! hehe

  12. Fantastic tags, the backgrounds are all gorgeous.

  13. Utterly scrumptious rainbow tags - these have put a huge smile on my face (which, given I seem to be coming down with another cold, is pretty impressive!). Fantastic backgrounds... funny thing is, I think your back-of-tag-after-the-accident may be my favourite!
    Alison xx

  14. A fantastic trio, love it!!! :D Hugs, Coco xx

  15. Fabulous tags Sue, and great recovery on the gnomey one x


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